Thursday, July 28, 2011


The deep halfguard.  You and I both know it's uncool jiu jitsu and is pretty much only practiced by guys with personality disorders and/or few or no friends.  If it was a person, it would be that guy in your college dorm that called you "bra" and claimed to be from Hawaii, but was really from Hawaiian Gardens (not the same). That guy sucked.

OK.  Maybe the deep half-guard doesn't actually suck.  Maybe I'm just hating on it because people are always trying to attack me with it and it's frustrating/annoying.  Fortunately for me, I'm not having any of that nonsense.  For others (maybe you), it's a nightmare and can be the bane of the 4 minutes of free training their coach allows each night.  Don't be that guy.  Fight back with ridiculously complex suicide rolls that, on a very low percentage basis, give you the back.  Yeah.  That's a great idea.

Seriously, this stuff is not easy and is going to take a lot of work.  But try it.  All the kids are doing it these days.  Here are few illustrations of the kind thing we're talking about.

Cooper Style:

Frazatto (i.e., Mendes Style):

Mendes Style (alt version)

Galvao Style:


  1. Thanks for posting this. Grrr, there's a couple people who kill me with deep half. So I tried to execute a little of it myself this morning, quickly realizing that just because you can't beat it doesn't mean you can DO it. Sigh.

  2. I like the position the surfer guy from Hawaii is using..SICKIE!!!...OSSSSSSSSSS!


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